What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter, particularly reactions that involve the transfer or sharing of electrons.

What do chemists do in the Army?

The Chemical Corps is a basic branch in the Army that utilizes the skills of a chemist. Additionally, there are numerous positions in the Army that leverage their technical skills. The positions include Scientist, Army Research Labs; Project/Program Manager; Medical Service Corps positions; Instructor, US Military Academy; and Medical Doctor.

Where is the best place to get a graduate-level Chemistry degree?

Given the diverse nature of what can be studied within the realm of chemistry, it is hard to categorize a best university without considering the specific field of study. As is often the case within hard sciences, it is not necessarily where you received your degree, but who you worked with that is most important.

Top Overall Chemistry Programs:

  • Harvard University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-3909. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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